This text focuses on the needs of patients with severe arthritis of the hip and knee. It is a reference for patients who wish to participate in decision making about their surgical care. It is also a guide for surgeons who are barraged with questions from patients who are victimized by the marketing campaigns of the total joint industry.Hip fusion does limit the ability of a patient to spread their legs and this can be a detriment to sexual relations. Hip fusion may shorten the leg and require a built up shoe. Failure to fuse is not rare and often requires additional surgery.
|Title||:||Tahoe Fracture Clinic's Guide to Joint Replacement|
|Author||:||Martin Anderson M. D., Martin Anderson|
|Publisher||:||Lulu.com - 2007-06|